BEST FEATURE (Narative)
A Lonely Place For Dying
In 1972, in an abandoned Mexican nprison, a KGB Mole sits alone, waiting for his contact from the Washington Post with evidence against the CIA; information he will trade for asylum.
A Humble Magi film. Directed by Justin Evans
BEST FEATURE (Animation)
FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: The Sacred Star of Milos
THE U.S. WEST-COAST PREMIERE. Adapted from the storyline of the Fullmetal Alchemist [FMA] the Japanese manga and the FMA: Brotherhood anime. It is the second film based on the popular Franchise, the first being FMA: CONQUEROR OF SHAMBALA, which premiered in Japan on July 2nd, 2011.
BEST SHORT FILM (Narative)
Bathing and the Single Girl
A raw & irreverent comedic look at the unspoken horrors of dating – and bathing with – younger men.
A Christine Elise McCarthy film
BEST SHORT FILM (Narative)
Friday Night Tights
On a Friday night, one guy puts on his tights.
A Joonki Park film
Canine Instinct – LOS ANGELES PREMIERE
He’s not afraid to jump into the middle of a dog fight to bring order from chaos. He runs through brambles, streams, and over rock-faces training his dogs in Search & Rescue techniques, because as Kyle Warren himself will tell you: “If I can teach my dogs something that can save lives, I can’t think of a better way to spend my time.”
1st Annual BILL PLYMPTON AWARD FOR INDIE ANIMATION
(notes on) Biology (USA)
An animated account of an organism adapting to its environment.
A Danny Madden film.
CURRATOR’S CHOICE AWARD FOR ANIMATION
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
A hurricane sweeps Morris into a poignant journey that turns into a humorous allegory about the curative powers of story.
Produced by Moonbot Studios. and Alissa Kantrow . Co-Director, William Joyce
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Schenker’s neighbors won’t let him rest. Half asleep, he has to face questioning by an inspector about a dead woman, and his nightmare begins.
An into foCus Production. Directed by, Martin Bargiel
BEST STUDENT FILM (Narative)
Although Dr. Thompson,a plastic surgeon with the model American family, seems to have it all together, his dirty secret drives him to obsession.
A Read Between the Lines Productions film. Directed by Nick DeRuve
BEST STUDENT FILM (Animation)
An Awkward Situation (USA)
Three friends in a city park learn more about each other than they bargained for in this hand drawn short.
A Trevor Klueg film
BEST SCREENPLAY (Unproduced)
The King’s Son
A guilt-ridden ex-gangster gets word his estranged father (a crime lord known as the King) is on his deathbed. When he returns to make amends, he discovers his father’s price for atonement isto settle an old vendetta.
by Uygar Aktan ~ GENRE: Crime Drama
BEST WRITING (Original)
A girl named Amanda, a popular and carefree high school student, had it all – a wealthy family, great friends and a handsome boyfriend, Ryan. However, when she decided to drink and drive, in an instant, she lost it all.
A Michael Tanner Cusumano film
BEST WRITING (Adaptation)
An ice-cold femme fatale and her naive husband deny they murdered a police informant.
A Loki film. Directed by Greg Williams
BEST WRITING (Animation / Original)
Supa Pirate Booty Hunt: Music Saves Lives PSA
Captain Zack Steviers, his sidekick Daniel the Turtle, and Nat and Sean from the music group 3oh!3 team up to collect life-saving donations.
Director/Producer, Dahveed Kolodny-Nagy. Writer Steven Sievers
Bella Fe Films / FrameFroge Previz (core version) development scholarship winner
Fourteen-year old Vivien has to spend eight years in space, all alone except for the minds of three brilliant astronauts imprinted on her brain…
and the imprint of a psychopath.
Adapted by Alison McMahan, based on, Rub-a-Dub by Daniel Galouye
FrameFroge Previz 3D Pro version software winner
To the End of the World
Robert Falcon Scott undertook an all-consuming venture to the last untouched place on earth, the South Pole. He reached it — just days after his competitor — but died on his way home. Despite this, his courage and character have made him an enduring British national hero.
A spec commercial for Adidas Athletic wear
A Mollye Asher film